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Courageous

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“Courageous” is a Christian drama film released in 2011, directed and produced by Alex Kendrick. The film follows four policemen who attempt to find a balance between their family lives and careers while facing various challenges and difficulties. It emphasizes the role of fathers in families and their responsibility in raising children. Additionally, it highlights the significance and impact of faith in life.

The film has received mostly positive feedback for its messages regarding family values, fatherhood, and faith. It provides viewers with the opportunity to contemplate and discuss these themes.

Breakthrough

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“Breakthrough” is a drama film released in 2019, based on a true story. Directed by Roxann Dawson, it stars Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, and Mike Colter.

The movie recounts the events following the near-tragic drowning of John Smith, a young boy from St. Louis. John fell through the ice of a local lake and was submerged for over 15 minutes. When he was finally rescued and taken to the hospital, he was without a heartbeat for over an hour. Doctors were preparing to inform the family of John’s passing, but after his mother’s fervent prayer, a miracle occurred: John’s heart began beating again.

“Breakthrough” follows the story of John and his family, their faith, despair, and ultimately hope. The film explores the significance of faith, community support, and the miracles that can happen amid adversity. It is a heartwarming tale deeply rooted in real events and human experiences.

The Last Temptation of Christ

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“The Last Temptation of Christ” is a film released in 1988, directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on Nikos Kazantzakis’s novel of the same name and explores the life and trials of Jesus Christ.

The film deviates from the traditional biblical narrative, presenting Jesus in a more human light. It delves into Jesus’s internal struggles and temptations, including his relationship with God and humanity. The movie bravely examines Jesus’s uncertainties and conflicting emotions, sparking controversy and debate upon its release.

While initially controversial and met with opposition, the film has also been recognized for its artistic boldness and experimental approach. “The Last Temptation of Christ” is a thought-provoking work that challenges viewers to contemplate faith, divinity, and the complexities of being human.

Nightmare 2 – Painajainen jatkuu

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A comedic youth thriller set throughout one weekend, where the summer nights are velvety and the sea surrounding the vacation island is beautiful yet dangerous… Jiri has set up a summer bar on the maritime vacation island. He invites a familiar group of friends to spend the weekend together. The island is lovely, but sorrowful memories come to Peppi’s mind when it turns out that Aino Kaukovaara, the younger sister of Sampo who fell from the ship, is working at the local cottage village for the summer. Strange things begin to happen on the island, and Peppi realizes that the nightmare that started on the ship continues. When one of the resort’s employees is found dead, it becomes clear that the avenger is now even more bloodthirsty. Peppi’s worst fears come true, and everyone must struggle for their lives. Will evil prevail, or will the nightmare finally end…

Nightmare – Painajainen merellä

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Peppi embarks on a long-awaited cruise with her friends. In the cheerful atmosphere of the beginning of the voyage, Peppi encounters old acquaintances, which also bring unpleasant memories from the past. The merry atmosphere soon turns into a mixture of fear and uncertainty as strange occurrences begin to unfold on the ship, and members of the party go missing. The film features actors who are currently or have been part of the Salatut Elämät TV series.

The movie was awarded the Audience Favorite Certificate at the Jussi Awards Gala.

The Breakfast Club

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Shermer High School, Saturday, March 24th, 1984. Five students have been sentenced to detention, under the supervision of Principal Vernon, for the entire long day. Claire Standish, Andrew Clark, John Bender, Brian Johnson, and Allison Reynolds are completely different young individuals who have had no interaction with each other, but the long day changes everything, turning them into best friends.

Amsterdam

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The year is 1933. In the aftermath of the First World War, wounded war veteran friends, Dr. Burt Berendsen, who employs unconventional methods, and attorney Harold Woodsman find themselves accused of murder when their shared clients, a United States senator and his daughter, die. The duo must uncover the true culprit behind the deaths and clear their names. “Amsterdam” is loosely based on real events surrounding the Business Plot conspiracy, where an attempt was made to overthrow U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and replace him with a dictator.

Risto Räppääjä ja Sevillan saituri

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Ricky Rapper is in for an astonishing surprise! He learns that he’s the future heir to a distant relative’s fortune. The miserly man residing in Seville has amassed a colossal wealth with grand castles, and soon all of it would belong to Ricky. Consequently, the rambunctious Ricky needs to be groomed into a sophisticated young gentleman whose behavior would befit even the court, but that’s not quite easy. However, Nelli starts to suspect that things aren’t quite as they seem and decides to take action. The grand, mysterious house where Ricky goes to meet his relative is filled with hair-raising secrets and peculiar servants. This delightful adventure pulls Aunt Peace, Elvi, and Lennart into thrilling twists and turns.

Apollo 11

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Apollo 11 is an impressive documentary film that follows the journey of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon and back. The film is entirely based on archival material, which documentary filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller has edited into a cohesive whole. Although the outcome of the journey is known, the film presents the historic mission with its surprises and keeps the audience engaged throughout.

The film consists solely of archival material, including 70 mm film footage that has not been previously released to the public. It does not have a narrator, interviews, or reenactments. The only exceptions are the animated sequences used to clarify the spacecraft’s route to the moon and back for the viewers.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller
Cast: Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, Buzz Aldrin

Like Crazy

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Like Crazy (original title La pazza gioia) is an Italian film that revolves around two women, Beatrice and Donatella, licing in a psychiatric institution. They have very different personalities: Beatrice is energetic and talkative, while Donatella is quiet and withdrawn.

A friendship blossoms between the two women, leading them to escape the institution together in pursuit of adventure. Using an old car for their getaway, they encounter various unexpected situations on their journey, challenging their perceptions of life and themselves.

The movie explores friendship, freedom, and the concept of madness in a multifaceted manner, interweaving humor and depth through the story of these two women.